Conor Parsons, A Hard Earned Thirst, Image courtesy: the artist

Artist statement

A Hard Earned Thirst is a figurative watercolour painting that depicts themes of masculinity. Indeed, the delicate and dainty nature of watercolour paint is purposely used to allow for a sense of fragility to be seen within the male figure, stripping back the stereotypical hard shell of masculinity and asking an audience to consider the positives for men within a drinking environment. Moreover, A Hard Earned Thirst explores the male urge, desire and need for catharsis, doing so through “carnival” type moments that allow for mate-ship, intimacy, lunacy and destructive behaviours.

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